Last season was the storybook season for the Oklahoma Sooners. That they are in the Women's College World Series this season has everything to do with Lauren Chamberlain, both by her presence and her absence.
Charlotte Brown left the Texas state track and field meet with a fourth-place tie in the pole vault, a standing ovation and a hand-carved walking stick from one of the many fans she inspired along the way.
Her vision has deteriorated to the point where she can only discern light and dark, but pole vaulter Charlotte Brown is headed back to the Texas state track and field meet after advancing in regionals.
The College Cup is going to Los Angeles not because UCLA proved once and for all it was demonstrably better than every other team, but because it proved over the past two weeks it was simply unbeatable.
Top-seeded Americans Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens and Jamie Hampton all advanced to the third round of the US Open. Unfortunately, only one has the possibility to advance to the quarterfinals due to the draw.